POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - Marion Lee Holland, 91, of Pocomoke City, passed away, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Born September 6, 1920, he was a son of the late Marion S. and Margaret Tull Holland. In his early years, he was a logger and farmer and later founded the Glad-Mar Dairy Farm in Pocomoke, which continues in the family today. His memberships included; a lifetime member of Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, serving as a past Elder and Trustee; a charter member and past president of the Pocomoke Ruritan Club; over 60 years as a 32nd degree Mason, currently with the Manokin Lodge; a founder and charter member of the Pocomoke YMCA; a member of the Worcester County Historical Society; a past board member of Furnace Town; the Worcester County Director of the Maryland Farm Bureau; a Worcester County 4-H Club leader; on the Board of Commissioners for the Maryland Game and Inland Fish Commission, and a supporter of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company. Past awards have included, the Jaycee's "Outstanding Young Farmer" of Worcester County; "Outstanding Young Farmer", third place in the State of Maryland. As well as, Master Farm Family Award and the Maryland Agriculture "Hall of Fame to the Marion Lee Holland Family" award. Cherished memories include his love of farming, quail and raccoon hunting, fishing, family cookouts, and enjoying his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Marion is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Gladys Thornton Holland; two sons, Ken Holland (Linda) and Wayne Holland (Judy) all of Pocomoke; two daughters, Bonnie Crawford (Doug) of Pocomoke, and Gail Bacon (Tom) of Millington, MD; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two brothers, Franklin Holland (Audrey) of Captain's Cove, VA and Everett Holland (Dorothy Mae) of Pocomoke, and two sister-in-laws, Una Holland of New Church, VA and Miriam Holland of Pocomoke. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Harry Holland.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 16th at Noon, officiated by the Rev. Jeff Howard, at the Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, 208 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD, where family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.
If desired, contributions may be made to the Pitts Creek Presbyterain Church, P.O. Box 266, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21804 or to the Pocomoke Volunteer Fire Company, 1410 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.
Online condolences may be made to the family at Holloway Funeral Home's website.